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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

carnelian chip bracelets

Following on from the necklace and earrings I made yesterday I returned to my carnelian chips in the afternoon and made these bracelets, these can be made to order in any length and could even be made long enough for a necklace or spectacle chains if preferred.

A single stranded standard length bracelet would cost £10 - necklaces would be more depending on the length

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

How do you like your carnelian nuggets? .... I like mine with chips!!!

A lovely day for working outside sat at the table, in the sunshine making more jewellery including this lovely necklace earring set.
yet another longer length necklace with no clasp,this time made with carnelian nuggets and chips linked together using silver plate wire.

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Vintage beads with rose quartz and rhodonite

If you have problems with fastening and unfastening clasps this clasp-less necklace is long enough to fit over your head. It has been made using vintage coral pink beads along with rose quartz and rhodonite beads linked on silver plate wire with a matching pair of earrings on silver plate earhooks.

handmade by Angela Smith

Monday, 7 April 2014

Swarovski crystal pearls makes for an elegance in jewellery

This necklace earring set has been made with Swarovski crystal pearls, glass beads and silver plate beads. the necklace has been crimped onto nylon coated wire and finished off with a silver plate clasp,

 the earrings are on silver plate ear hooks

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Flower tiara band

Having made this wire and bead flower last month and photographing it, I then asked the question on here, twitter and facebook what should I make with it?

wire and glass bead flower with Swarovski crystal pearl
Thank you all - I had lots of suggestions, such as a brooch, a choker, a bracelet and several people saying they would wear it in their hair, so I considered all these options and decided to go the hair route - so that could have been on a pin, a hair slide, a comb, a head band, a single tiara band or a double tiara band, I opted to go for the double band.
Here is the finished item -
A silver plate wire glass bead and Swarovski crystal pearl double tiara band with matching flower

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

hand knitted wire and bead rings

These pretty silver plate wire and glass bead knitted rings will be heading to Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall, Staffordshire this week, after a request for some larger ones than the one remaining ring currently on display there. I have been meaning to knit some more for a while so it was great to have the excuse to, I might knit some slightly smaller ones too.

hand knitted silver plate and glass bead rings with a Swarovski crystal pearl

these rings should be removed before immersing hands in water to prevent tarnishing.

handmade jewellery by Angela Smith

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Hen Party - jewellery making workshop

This weekend I provided a jewellery making workshop for a hen party at Dove Farm, Ellastone, on the Staffordshire Derbyshire border. I arrived at Dove Farm before the party had returned from there morning walk which allowed me time to have a brief chat with Jane, from Dove Farm, before setting up. I have known Jane for quite a few years now thanks to Women In Rural Enterprise (WiRE), and it is always a pleasure to meet her, I received a very warm welcome, thank you Jane!
The workshop was held in the studio dining room - part of the cottages

 a great space for workshops.

All set up and ready for the ladies to return - so time for a cup of tea, outside in the afternoon sunshine, with one member of the party who had opted to relax at the farm for the morning.
Then the rest of the party arrived back and the jewellery making began.

A very enjoyable afternoon, and some fabulous items of jewellery made, earrings, bracelets and necklaces with plenty of tea and cake!
I hope the hen Jo and friends enjoyed themselves as much as I did!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Beady eyed hares

More doodling with wire -  Wire hare's with a tiger-eye beaded eye!

handmade by Angela Smith

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

More pressed spring flower cards

With another visit to Gallery at 12 due soon, another batch of spring cards needed to be made ready to take over. I have used more of my pressed primroses from my garden and a few miniature daffodils too, each flower is mounted on some of my handmade paper and has a single bead threaded on for decoration.

handmade cards by Angela Smith

Saturday, 22 March 2014

pressed spring flower cards

I have used pressed flowers from my garden, mounted on my own handmade paper and then added a single bead to each flower to make these cards which will be in Gallery at 12 next week.
snowdrops and primroses.

handmade cards by Angela Smith